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One man taken to hospital in helicopter after a crash in Bois D'Arc Fire and medical crews worked to rescue a man from a truck that went off the road and overturned into a grove of trees Tuesday morning. Former Greene County Presiding Commissioner Dave Coonrod found the crash just before 4:00 a.m., at west Farm Road 128, and north Farm Road 55. That's in Bois D'Arc. Bois D'Arc's Fire Chief says the man driving the truck missed a turn, ...

A different weather pattern takes hold Sun will return today, with a drier pattern beginning. ...

Greene County families sign-up to recieve Christmas meal, toys through Crosslines For families dealing with financial hardships, the holiday season can be a stressful time. "This year has been a little tough on us. I'm raising my granddaughters and my husband is the only one working and my son lost his job so he needed to move back in so we needed a little extra help this year," said Melanie Miller. Miller, along with dozens of others are ...

Armed robber holds up convenience store Police are looking for a man who held up a gas station in central Springfield.  Police say a man walked into the Kum & Go in the 2100 block of South Campbell just before 10:30 Monday night.  The station is located south of Bass Pro Shops. The man showed a hand gun and demanded money from the clerk and then ran off. Police and a K-9 ...

Family of man shot by police officer seeks independent investigator The family of a man shot to death by a Springfield police officer last Wednesday night wants an independent investigator to investigate the shooting.  The family of 23-year-old Magnum Phillips says it doesn't want the Springfield Police Department investigating his shooting death. The family hopes a third party, like the Missouri State Highway Patrol, can take over the investigation. Police were called to the Hillcrest mobile home ...

New fuel for heated Springfield council controversy A heated controversy on Springfield City Council gets hotter.  Councilwoman Kristi Fulnecky says she is the victim of dirty politics.   "I don't think it is right to use taxpayer dollars to go after a fellow council member just because of the way she thinks," she said Monday. Earlier this fall, the five council members and Mayor Stephens claimed Fulnecky had been behind on paying her business ...

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Britons vote Thatcher most influential woman of past 200 years
File Photo shows former West German Chancellor Schmidt with former British Prime Minister Thatcher in LuxembourgFormer British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is the most influential woman of the past 200 years, according to a survey of Britons published on Tuesday which showed men place a higher value on political influence than women do. Thatcher, who was Britain's first - and, so far, only - female prime minister, led her Conservative party to three election victories, governing from 1979 to 1990, the longest continuous term in office for a British premier in over 150 years. Thatcher's policies on trade unions, privatisation and the Falklands war left Britain bitterly divided over her legacy, and the survey by British pensions and insurance firm Scottish Widows highlighted the depth of her influence in the country.

Rudder problem, pilot actions led to Indonesia AirAsia crash
FILE - In this Sunday, Jan.11, 2015 file photo, crew members of Crest Onyx recovery ship prepare to unload the newly-recovered tail section of crashed AirAsia Flight 8501 at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, Central Borneo, Indonesia. Indonesian investigators say a faulty rudder control system and the pilots' response led to the crash of the plane last year that killed all 162 people on board. The National Transportation Safety Committee announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, that an analysis of Flight 8501's data recorder showed that the Airbus A320 had problems with its rudder control system while flying between the Indonesian city of Surabaya and Singapore on Dec. 28. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim, File)A rudder control system problem that had occurred 23 times in the previous 12 months coupled with the pilots' response led to last year's crash of an AirAsia plane that killed all 162 people on board, Indonesian investigators said Tuesday.

Many northeast Nigeria schools reopen despite fear of attacks: U.N.
The Wider Image: Tensions in the Niger DeltaBy Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Hundreds of schools in northeast Nigeria have reopened for the first time in a year and a half, though many teachers and pupils are reluctant to return because of persistent violence in the region, the United Nations said on Tuesday. Almost 450 schools have reopened in Borno state since October, more than 18 months after education was halted in the wake of an attack by Boko Haram militants on a boarding school in neighbouring Yobe state in which they killed 59 students. Some schools in Adamawa and Borno states are doubling the number of classes to provide education for people uprooted by the conflict as well as for local children, according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Number of migrants reaching Europe dips but 1 million in sight for year: U.N.
A young migrant girl holds up a drawing in makeshift camp on Macedonian-Greek border near GevgelijaBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - An estimated 140,000 refugees and migrants reached Europe by sea in November, a big drop from October, although the numbers crossing remain very high and could reach 1 million for the year, the U.N. refugee agency said on Tuesday. After a brief lull due to rough seas, the numbers have picked up again, with approximately 5,201 landing on the Greek islands on Monday, it said. "The monthly figure for November is the first one this year that actually shows a decrease compared to the previous one," William Spindler of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) told a news briefing.

US Marine found guilty of killing transgender Filipino
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton, left, arrives for the verdict of his court case for the killing of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, at Olongapo city, Zambales province, northwest of Manila, Philippines on Tuesday Dec. 1, 2015. A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted Pemberton of killing a Filipino last year in a hotel after he discovered she was a transgender woman. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country.